Just wondered what machines make up the majority of what we look after.
Here in Manchester we have only two different manufacturers; Fresenius supplying the 5008/S and Baxter with the AK98. I'm not counting NxStage as it's a managed service that we have no involvement with.
We find the 5008 very reliable with just the expected breakdowns you'd expect from a well hammered machine. Our Ak98s haven't given us any bother either although they are used a hell of a lot less.
Without being libelous, how do you rate the machines you've got?
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
We have 5008 and 5008S - very reliable.
Some 11 year old machines with >50k hours still not giving a lot of trouble.
NxStage - we don't maintain.
Used to have Nikkiso DBB-05 as well - pretty good but couldn't cope with high pump speeds and sub rates In post-dilution HDF. Also didn't like us only rinsing between patients, but nobody else does that.
We've recently switched from 5008 to the Nipro Surdial X for in-centre use. We use 5008S or NXstage at home.
5008 has been a decent machine aside from pressure transducers and leaking regulators. We'll see how the Surdial X does in terms of reliability but the consumable running cost was lower. 5008S gives us very little trouble at home and although we've had a lot of breakdowns with the NXstage the supplier swaps equipment out quite quickly.
Nikisso are doing it direct themselves now and are doing really well,I can put you in touch with Bob if you e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org,don't want to post his details up without permission.